What’s now Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities was founded in March 1954 as the Arkansas Foundation of Associated Colleges. It began as a sort of “United Way” for the state’s private colleges and universities but has since evolved into an organization that also provides extensive governmental affairs and public affairs support for its 11 member institutions. In July 2019, Andy Goodman became the AICU president after serving as legislative director for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. The … …more

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Central Baptist College Named to Viqtory Media’s 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools List

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College recently announced that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation. The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found atwww.militaryfriendly.com. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory … …more

Ouachita hosts printmaking exhibit “Pigments and Process” through March 6

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts will host a group exhibition titled “Pigments and Process” from Jan. 14 to March 6 featuring the work of Arkansas printmakers. The exhibit will be displayed in the Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery on the second floor of Moses-Provine Hall and is free and open to the public. A reception for the featured artists will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, from 1-2 p.m. The “Pigments and Process” … …more

ENACT Fellowship Awarded to Hendrix College Professor

Hendrix College

Hendrix College Associate Professor of Politics Dr. Peter Gess has received an Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellowship. ENACT, a program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University, engages undergraduates across the United States in state-level legislative change. Twenty-nine colleges and universities across the United States currently offer ENACT courses.  As an ENACT Fellow, Gess has made the commitment to teach an ENACT course at least … …more

Governor proclaims Jan. 27 NASA Day in Arkansas, Harding hosts NASA Chief’s first ever visit to the state

Harding University

The Harding University Department of Engineering and Physics hosted NASA Day at Harding on Jan. 27, featuring NASA Chief Technologist Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA’s highest ranking technology official and the first NASA chief to visit Arkansas. In recognition of Dr. Terrier’s visit, Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the date NASA Day in Arkansas. You can view the proclamation at governor.arkansas.gov. During NASA Day at Harding, Dr. Terrier met and made a series of presentations to various … …more